Here is one of several cup and saucer sets offered from a mid-18thc. Meissen tea service. All are molded with basketweave borders and marked with the early crossed swords mark. These spectacular flowers are classic Meissen in the finest style. This naturalistic approach to painting European flowers was introduced at the factory in the middle of the 18th century and has been immensely popular ever since. These lively bouquets and sprigs are lavishly designed, boldly arranged and full of color. The handleless teabowls and matching saucers have lobed and gilded rims, and condition is excellent, with no chips or cracks, but there are three tiny specks of touchup color to the purple flower in the saucer. Some roughness to bottom of the cup but no chips. The saucer is four and three-quarters inches across. There is a 10% discount for multiple sets.
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